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Men's Gymnastics Posts Highest Team Score In Eight Years In 217.525-205.850 Loss To Army

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 6, 2005 – Springfield College senior All-American Nelson Jimenez (Salem, N.H.) won the all-round competition with a season-high 50.350 score, but it was Division-I Army downing the Pride, 217.525-205.850, in men's gymnastics today in Blake Arena.

This was the highest team score SC has posted since a 207.200 total in 1997 versus Air Force.

Sophomore Scott Goff (Syracuse, N.Y.) took first place for the Pride in the floor exercise with a score of 9.100. SC received a second-place finish from junior All-American Aric Hines (Greensboro, N.C.) on the pommel horse (9.200).

The Black Knights were victorious in five of the six events. Senior Brian Lee (Freemont, Calif.) finished first on the rings (9.650), while sophomore Mike Oliveira (Glastonbury, Conn.) won the parallel bars (9.250).

On the women's side, SC took first place in all four events en route to a victory over Rhode Island College, 184.775 – 178.225, this afternoon in Blake Arena.

SC sophomore Heather Tuden (Londonderry, N.H) was victorious on the vault with a score of 9.325 and freshman Kerry McGowan (East Lyme, Conn.) won the balance beam competition, scoring a 9.425.

The Pride posted the top-six scores in the floor exercise and top-four scores on the uneven bars. Junior Larissa Tabin (Holyoke, Mass.) placed first in the floor exercise (9.775) and sophomore Jill Silverman (Ipswich, Mass.) won the uneven bars (9.475).

Rhode Island College senior Caren Normandin (Fall River, Mass.) placed second on the vault with a score of 9.225.

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